Juventus: Two transfer options for Federico Bernardeschi have emerged

Juventus, Federico Bernardeschi (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)
Juventus, Federico Bernardeschi (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images) /

Federico Bernardeschi simply isn’t good enough tactically or technically for Juventus, so the club must sell him this summer.

Juventus have focused so much on revamping their aging, underwhelming midfield this summer, and they have already swapped Miralem Pjanic for Arthur Melo with more potential moves on the horizon. But they must also make major transfers in the attack, since the right winger and striker positions are in need of new starters and/or depth.

After more than a year without a goal, Federico Bernardeschi finally tapped in a goal against Sampdoria in the Scudetto-sealing win at the Allianz Stadium. But in a 2-0 loss to Cagliari on Wednesday, Bernardeschi frustrated the Juventini again with another abysmal display.

Bernardeschi has been woeful in 2019-2020, save for a couple of games. He misplaces passes, is often offsides, and is never available. The winger carries no goal-scoring threat, and while he’s a great athlete who works hard, it’s just not clicking for him in Turin.

According to a report from TuttoJuve.com, there appear to be two possibilities for Juventus to transfer Bernardeschi this summer.

Firstly, there is the chance they can use him as a makeweight for the Arkadiusz Milik deal. Juve have already agreed to personal terms with the Napoli striker, but it’s unclear if the Serie A side would even want Bernardeschi as a means of reducing the final transfer fee.

Secondly, Atletico Madrid are linked, and TuttoJuve reports that they seem to be willing to spend 30-40 million euros for Bernardeschi.

When it comes to the Rojiblancos rumor, I’m not buying it. Atletico Madrid probably don’t have the money to make such a transfer, and even if they did, why would they waste it on someone who has been awful in 2019-2020 and does not fit their system?

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Furthermore, Bernardeschi is worth half that amount of money in this economy, especially in this form. If Inter Milan paid 40 million euros for Achraf Hakimi and Manchester City 37 million for a much better right winger in Ferran Torres, then Juventus will not get that kind of money for Bernardeschi from anyone.